While art doesn’t get as much attention as math, literature, and science, there are certainly many benefits of incorporating the arts into a child’s education and life. Offering a positive alternative for kids to focus on reduces their chances of getting involved with violence, drugs, and alcohol.
Victoria, the Director of the C4K evening program, saw the need, received a grant, and has begun a painting course for our Coalition kids to dive into!
“I am so excited to give our Coalition middle-schoolers an activity they can really jump into with both feet! They have always enjoyed doing craft projects, but the canvas painting is more advanced, so it will really challenge and inspire them.”~ Victoria, KIA Director
“Children need to know more about the world than just what they can learn through text and numbers.”, Dr. Kerry Freedman, Head of Art and Design Education at Northern Illinois University. *
*(To read more about art in education, click here.)